We offer a $1000 college scholarship to high school seniors. Scholarship recipients may use the scholarship at the college or trade school of his or her choice. The Kyle W. Kiihnl Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipients.
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The Houston High School Wrestling Booster Club initiated a memorial scholarship fund in Kyle’s name to be given to the wrestler at Houston High School that “exceeded expectations”. Those were the words Head Coach Walt Holmes used to describe Kyle at the wrestling banquet just one month prior to Kyle’s death.
In 2009, the Foundation continued the tradition of presenting the Kyle W. Kiihnl Exceeding Expectations Scholarship for Houston High School Wrestlers. Each recipient has exceeded expectations through his hard work, determination, commitment and focus on academics.
Since 2002, the Kyle W. Kiihnl Memorial Foundation has given more than 19 college scholarships to local high school seniors including our yearly Exceeding Expectations scholarship.
Justin Branham is a Varsity wrestler at Houston High the recipient of the 2017 Kyle Kiihnl Exceeding Expectations $2500 Scholarship. This scholarship goes to the wrestler that 'exceeded the expectations' of the wrestling team and of Head Coach, Walt Holmes. Joni Fox, Executive Director of the Foundation and Drew Fryman, Kyle's best friend and wrestling teammate, presented this award.
"At one point I closed my eyes for maybe five seconds, and in those five seconds so much happened. The car shifted to the right just enough to pull the wheels in the ditch; the concrete bridge approached; my foot pressed the gas. Two-seconds before impact, I opened my eyes with no time to brake."
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